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Successfully Working With Volunteers, Leaders Unable to Spot Shortcomings
in Their Programs
 
Unfortunately, the share of Americans who volunteer has stagnated and started to dip. As scholars who have looked into this trend believe it’s important to reverse that decline before it takes a toll on public-serving operations that rely on volunteers to expand what paid staff can accomplish on their own.

About 25 percent of Americans volunteer according to federal data, compared to a global average of just 10 percent. At the same time, as scholars who do research about U.S. volunteering, we’re disappointed. The volunteering rate has declined slightly from 27 percent in 2002 despite the efforts of many American leaders like former Presidents Barack Obama, George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter and organizations like Points of Light and Volunteer Match to create policiesand programs aimed at increasing it.


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‘Grossly Unqualified,’ DeVos Admits She Hasn’t Visited Struggling Schools
 
Worst Secretary of Education — Donald Trump placed DeVos in charge of the new Federal Commission on School Safety, which is set to explore possible “solutions” to school shootings, including arming teachers.
 
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The Issue of Our Time: Destruction of Middle Class
 
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will be joined by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and other advocates for working Americans at a town hall focusing on inequality in the U.S. on March 19. The political establishment has completely turned away from the middle class ...
 
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Trump Thought Mostly Black People Are on Welfare, But Statistics Show Otherwise
 
In fact, whites are the biggest beneficiaries when it comes to government safety-net programs like the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, commonly referred to as welfare.
 
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First Movie Ever With Majority Black Cast Reaches $1 Billion in Sales in 26 Days!
 
After being released in China this past weekend, Disney’s mega hit Black Panther has surpassed the $1 billion mark at the global box office. The film has made $521 million domestically.
 
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#BankLobbyistAct, Warren Asks ‘How Can Any Senator Vote for That?’
 
Legislation could lead to increased discriminatory lending practices and loosens capital controls in a way that puts the wider economy at risk, Warren said we do better as a country when we’re fight for working people.
 
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Student-Led Program to “Innovate Against Hate” Promoting Values of Fairness, Equity and Inclusion
 
New York – The ADL: Innovate Against Hate (Hashtag = #InnovateAgainstHate) campus challenge is currently underway across the country. The student
 
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The Living Word
Job 23: 10-11 (King James Version)

10: But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.
11: My foot hath held his steps, his way have I kept,
and not declined.
 

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